Friday, April 6, 2012

Yes Yes Yes To Carrots

Get naturally glowing/youthful skin and be a force of beauty without makeup! I cant stress enough how important it is to moisturize your skin daily, especially after you wash or exfoliate your skin (which you should do once a week at the most) also use something with sunblock or SPF to prevent sun damage, but I'm very much guilty of leaving that step out unless its burning hot out. So I've tried many moisturizers and some tend to be too thick, some too thin, some drying. The drying ones were obviously the oil free Neutrogena ones that prevent breakouts and such and I don't really need that. I just need a daily moisturizer without benzoyl peroxide that absorbs quick and leaves my skin perfectly moisturized without being greasy. FOUND IT! It's a night cream from the the Yes To Carrots line called C Through The Night. Been using for the past two years because its just so awesome! I have to admit, the catchy brand name did draw me in when I saw this at Walgreens (its also available at Target) and I just thought it was worth a try considering its organic. Brace yourself, common skin care products contain Benzoyl Peroxide and Methylisothiazolinone and hair care products contain Mureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfates, which cause premature aging of the skin, nerve disorders, excessive dryness and other damages. So although its made of all natural ingredients, not all products that say their"organic" are true. If you can’t pronounce half of the chemicals listed on the ingredients portion, don’t use it on your body. Yes organix products do tend to be on the pricier side in drugstores ($14.99)but its so worth it! We have to take care of ourselves.

It claims to be made from natural Dead Sea salts and is completely paraben phthalate, and SLS free. Yes to Carrots has a wide variety of products including shampoos, exfoliating masks, a light day cream with SPF (which is always a plus) and a night cream, a gentle facial scrub, body butter and organic chap-sticks, all of which I own and have no complaints against. I am a very picky when it comes to buying such products because I have tried many products but have never been as satisfied with the results as I am with this line. Most products contain harsh chemicals while organic products retain your natural oils while doing the job right.

Yes to Carrots has is geared towards people with normal skin, but it has branched off and is now making products for people with sensitive and oily skin.Yes to Cucumbers is sensitive on skin and leaves a nice tingly feeling, while Yes to Tomatoes is for those who have oily skin. Overall, love this night cream and really hope they don't discontinue this. Highly recommend this! Tip: take a little out on your finger and mix it with a little water, I feel that it absorbs better that way.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Healthy Pizza

I love tasty food, but I wanna be healthy at the same time. Considering I'm in college and don't get much time workout as much as I used to. Here's a simple healthy recipe that doesn't require much effort and only takes 20 minutes to make. This recipe calls for:

1 Tortilla (preferably whole wheat )
3 Tablespoons of Ragu sauce
1/2 Tomato
Spinach Leaves ( I use the ones that come in the big prepackaged bags)
Shredded cheese ( preferably fat free or reduced fat)
1 Teaspoon Salt Season
1 Teaspoon Tajin Calisico Seasoning ( or you can try crushed red peppers with some lime to get the same taste)

Preheat the oven to 400. Place to the Tortilla on an ungreased baking sheet and spread some Ragu sauce on it. Add some shredded cheese.  Add spinach leaves evenly. Slice and add thin slices of tomatoes and add some more cheese on top(dicing them up makes it easier to pull apart and eat but I think the slices look good). Then sprinkle the seasonings on top and let it bake for 15  minutes.  That's it, super easy, fast, healthy, and yummy. You can change anything to your taste but that's just how I make it. Bon Appetit my lovelies!